Saturday, 19 July 2014

Spotlight on Gipsy Tights

Gipsy Tights are a very prominent brand on the UK hosiery scene. You can see their tights in many department stores as well as smaller independent shops.

We recently interviewed Gipsy Tights and are now pleased to publish it on Hosiery For Men.

Can you tell us about Gipsy Tights brand? When did the business start and how has it developed?
For three generations Gipsy has been bringing innovation, experience and quality to the marketplace.

The Gipsy brand started with one product in the mid 70’s - our silver boxed sheer tights. This product is still a best seller after all these decades. Gradually new products were manufactured, taking place in the early 80’s with the introduction of opaques and the latest fashion tights. By the mid 80’s, tights knitted with elastane (at the time mostly known as brand name Lycra) were introduced. Today, our extensive fashion ranges are carefully chosen to complement the trends of the current season, never letting go of our principal aims of delivering stylish, quality products at affordable prices.

Where are Gipsy tights made?
Mostly in Italy.

Are male customers buying tights for themselves a part of your customer base?
Yes, we have quite a few regular male customers. Interestingly, about 40% of the people that view our website are male.

Would you say that this segment of your customer base is growing?
This number is definitely growing, which is not surprising considering there has been an increase of hosiery within menswear fashion over the past few years. Tights and leggings were prominent on the catwalks this season and the rise of street style blogs has certainly been influential.

Are there any particular styles of tights or brands that are popular with your male customers?
It depends on personal preference, but our warm opaque tights seem to be popular for sport and recreation reasons.

What kind of service will male customers receive at Gipsy Tights? Do you welcome enquiries and requests for advice?
Yes, of course. All of our customers receive the same welcoming service.

There has been a huge amount of media coverage of 'mantyhose' (tights for men) in recent years. What are your thoughts about the greater visibility of men buying and wearing tights these days?
We think everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of hosiery. We like the fact that designers and stylish male celebrities are bringing tights to contemporary fashion. The taboo surrounding men in tights is slowly starting to fade and rightly so.

To men thinking about trying tights, what would you say are the main benefits of wearing them?Warmth! Tights are absolutely ideal for layering under clothing when it is cold outside.

As we move towards the end of summer and we start getting cooler autumn weather again, are there any styles that you would particularly recommend for men?We would recommend our Thermal tights and best-selling 100 denier opaques for the colder weather. These are available in XL in a selection of colours.

Thanks Gipsy Tights for speaking to us. I'm sure Hosiery For Men readers will appreciate knowing more about the Gipsy brand. I hope readers will check out the Gipsy Tights website. I am sure they will be impressed with the impressive range of products available there.


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  2. Thanks for the feedback Frankie.

  3. I have been buying 100 denier opaque tights from Gipsy Tights online for several years.